Healthy Apple Rose Tart

by | May 8, 2022 | Gluten-free options | 0 comments

Growing up, I was always impressed by my mom’s apple rose tart. She made it every Sunday, and it was a family favorite. I would watch her carefully as she prepped the dough, rolled it out, and arranged the apple slices into delicate rose-like shapes. I was mesmerized by the way the tart came together. The golden, flaky crust and the sweet, tart apples were the perfect combination.

Now, I make this apple rose tart for my own family. I love watching my kids’ eyes light up when they take a bite. It’s a special recipe that I’m so happy to share with you!

Tip: If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can substitute it with lemon juice.

Variation: If you want to make your tart even sweeter, you can sprinkle some brown sugar over the apples before baking.

A 9-inch round tart pan filled with a golden, flaky crust and arranged with rose-like apple slices on top.

Healthy Apple Rose Tart

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Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 9-inch round tart pan, rolling pin, parchment paper, pastry brush


  • 0.5 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 cup ice-cold water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 large apples, cored and thinly sliced


  • Preheat oven to 375℉ (190℃). Grease a 9-inch round tart pan.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the butter, flour, and salt. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, mix the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the water and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface. Gently place the dough into the prepared tart pan, pressing it in the corners and up the sides.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and vinegar. Brush the mixture over the apples slices and then arrange them on the tart in a rose-like shape.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the tart is golden brown. Allow to cool before serving.


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